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THE TOUR CHAMPIONS. GOOSEN AND TITLEIST.

Goosen Captures TOUR Championship Trusting Titleist Pro V1x Golf Ball. 9 of Top 10 Finishers and Ties Rely Upon Titleist.

Retief Goosen

Fairhaven, MA (November 8, 2004) - Capping a memorable season in spectacular fashion, Retief Goosen rallied to capture his first TOUR Championship crown against one of the strongest fields in golf. It was a grand finale for Goosen who fired a final round 6-under par 64 to come from four strokes behind to win by four. The victory was Goosen's second PGA Tour title of the year and third worldwide, including his dramatic winning performance at the U.S. Open in June. For all his victories, Retief relied upon the Titleist Pro V1x golf ball. In fact, he topped a TOUR Championship leaderboard that featured 9 Titleist players among the top 10 and ties. Retief's win closes out yet another banner year, where Titleist players accounted for 36 wins on the 2004 PGA Tour, compared to 5 for the nearest competitor. And with three more victories this week, Titleist's worldwide win count totals 152, over 100 more than our nearest competitor.


PLAYER FINISH
TITLEIST GOLF BALL
RETIEF GOOSEN PRO V1X
JERRY KELLY PRO V1
MARK HENSBY PRO V1
MIKE WEIR PRO V1
JAY HAAS PRO V1
SCOTT VERPLANK PRO V1
VIJAY SINGH PRO V1X
ERNIE ELS PRO V1X
DAVID TOMS PRO V1X









GOLF BALL
2004 PGA TOUR WINS
GOLF BALL
2004 WORLDWIDE WINS
TITLEIST
36
TITLEIST
152
Callaway
5
Callaway
38
Nike
4
Nike
23
Bridgestone
1
Srixon
12
Dunlop
1
Bridgestone
3
Top-Flite
1
Top-Flite
3
Srixon
0
All Others
3
Maxfli
0
Maxfli
1

HAVING A BALL: Titleist was the overwhelming golf ball choice among the TOUR Championship field that consisted of the top 31 money leaders on the 2004 PGA Tour. With 21 players, over 67 percent of the field trusted their games to Titleist, compared to 4 players for the nearest competitor.

$INGH WINS MONEY TITLE: Vijay Singh, who relies upon the Titleist Pro V1x golf ball for his success, captured his second consecutive PGA Tour money title with a record $10,905,166 in official earnings. Singh also led the TOUR in top-10 finishes for the second straight season with 18 in 29 events, matching the 18 he posted in 2003. He closed this season with 9 top-10 finishes over the last 11 events.

AROUND THE GLOBE: While Goosen was closing the curtain on the PGA Tour season, Titleist players were winning around the globe. Like Retief, Y.E. Yang relied upon the Titleist Pro V1x to capture the Asahi Ryokuken Yomiuri Memorial by two strokes. Yang, who was the only player to shoot four consecutive rounds in the 60s (69-68-69-65), fired a 7-under 65 Sunday to win in come-from-behind fashion. It marked the 2nd Japan Tour title of the season for Yang who won the Sun-Clorella Classic in August. Titleist players have won 15 of the 25 events on the 2004 Japan Tour, five times more than the nearest competitor with 3. On the Asian Tour, Angelo Que played the Titleist Pro V1x en route to a final round 2-under 70 and a come-from-behind victory at the Carlsberg Masters Vietnam. Que finished at 12-under 276 to win by two. Titleist Pro V1x player Corey Pavin finished third, four shots back. The win was the 10th for Titleist players through the first 14 Asian Tour events this year, including 8 straight.

JIMMY WALKER NAMED NATIONWIDE P.O.Y.: Jimmy Walker, who began the season by winning two of the first four events, a Tour record for fastest two victories, was named the Nationwide Tour Player of the Year on Sunday in a vote of his peers. A Titleist Pro V1x golf ball player, Walker finished No. 1 on the money list with $371,346.

DIRECT FROM THE TOUR: To view exclusive post-tournament interviews from the TOUR Championship with winner Retief Goosen, as well as research the archive of every Titleist winner on the 2004 PGA Tour , please visit our Direct from the Tour feature online at www.titleist.com.

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